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#61 wingfan1991

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

What exactly does Modano bring to the table?

It's not so much what "he" brings but what he brings out in teammates. Seeing him in the lineup should get these guys playing for "him". He came here instead of other spots to win it all... Motivation is key here.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:15 PM

What exactly does Modano bring to the table?

about the same as switching goalies after your #1 guy has given up 4 goals on 10 shots. Just to try to change the atmosphere, some momentum, a different look. Light a fire under whoever has to sit in Mike's place and maybe turn their play around. Motivate others to pick it up or they could be sitting as well. Modano is neither better or worse than the fore-mentioned players, but his style of play is vastly different and it would cause San Jose to change up a little bit, and that could throw the equilibrium off enough for a few lucky bounces to go our way, instead of theirs...

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:16 PM

It's not so much what "he" brings but what he brings out in teammates. Seeing him in the lineup should get these guys playing for "him". He came here instead of other spots to win it all... Motivation is key here.

I don't think it is motivation. I think it's desperation.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:26 PM

I don't think it is motivation. I think it's desperation.

Call it whatever you want but mike should be in not sitting.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:24 PM

What exactly does Modano bring to the table?


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This is pretty much it.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:27 PM

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This is pretty much it.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

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This is pretty much it.


Yup. Pretty boy softy. He should at least bring these-I mean, that-I mean her along with him.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

If we're banking on ol' washed up Mike to change the momentum of this series, we're even more stuffed than I thought. :lol:

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:37 PM

If we're banking on ol' washed up Mike to change the momentum of this series, we're even more stuffed than I thought. :lol:

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 08:53 PM

It's not so much what "he" brings but what he brings out in teammates. Seeing him in the lineup should get these guys playing for "him". He came here instead of other spots to win it all... Motivation is key here.


This brings up a point that I've wondered ever since the Modano signing. Look, I don't mean to disparage anything that Modano has done; he's had a great career, and is one of the greats overall. I don't deny that. What I don't understand is what Detroit owes to him. OK, he's from Michigan. I get that. But what has he done for the Wings, really? One season, where he produced almost nothing, and wasn't even really with the team half of it? Why should these guys play "for him", and why should the fans get behind him? I'm sorry, but half the time he did play this season he floated around on cruise-control. Miller, Eaves, Abdelkader and Hudler have all done far more for the Wings than Modano ever has.

All that being said, he does have the experience; though the Wings aren't exactly lacking in playoff experience. And at this point, I don't think a change could hurt. I'm just bothered by the implication that seems to come up that Modano is owed something a priori by the Wings or Wings fans.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:10 PM

It's not so much what "he" brings but what he brings out in teammates. Seeing him in the lineup should get these guys playing for "him". He came here instead of other spots to win it all... Motivation is key here.


Why would they want to sacrifice themselves for a player who is now not much more than a pretty boy floater?

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:13 PM

Why would they want to sacrifice themselves for a player who is now not much more than a pretty boy floater?



Exactly. This isn't Dallas Drake we're talking about. Modano won't have that sort of psychological motivation effect. The best we can hope for is pairing him up with Datsyuk again and seeing some magic at home, while Zetterberg takes crazy backhands on the second line for Franzen to swat in.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:19 PM

Modano brings speed to the lineup, he is noticeably fast out there. He also has a good shot that he often takes from the perimeter. To me, the Wings have lacked speed and puck control.

I think it is time that he gets a chance to make an impact. Babcock needs to tell him this is his time. Give him a few shifts with Datsyuk and see what happens. At the very least, it should give the Wings more momentum for the 2nd line to come out.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:33 AM

I also noticed Bert a lot tonight, which is why I think he should get time on the second line.


Really, because the only time I noticed him was when he got the penalty that cost us the lead late in the game.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:41 AM

He brings more to the table than Eaves.

Stopped reading there. Get a friggen clue....
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:08 PM

I'd like to see Modano on a line with Z or Datsyuk. Mo isn't physical and won't win battles along the boards, but he can still skate pretty fast and still has a good shot. We need offense right now and he could spark some.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:20 PM

Mike Modano is a Sharks killer.

He has produced big time numbers over the years competing against SJ in the Pacific Division.

At HP Pavilion, Modano has averaged almost a point per game. In 38 career games, Modano has been good for 36 points going into this season.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

Mike Modano is a Sharks killer.

He has produced big time numbers over the years competing against SJ in the Pacific Division.

At HP Pavilion, Modano has averaged almost a point per game. In 38 career games, Modano has been good for 36 points going into this season.


Modano was also a 96 overall in my NHL 2000 video game.

Problem is, this isn't the year 2000, and Modano hasn't killed anything this season. If they dress him, it won't be because he "was" some great Sharks killer, but because we need to shake things up.

No one is expecting him to score a point per game right now.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:18 AM

Modano was also a 96 overall in my NHL 2000 video game.

Problem is, this isn't the year 2000, and Modano hasn't killed anything this season. If they dress him, it won't be because he "was" some great Sharks killer, but because we need to shake things up.

No one is expecting him to score a point per game right now.


Funny thing is, as Red Wings fans and not Stars fans, you really don't know how big a Sharks killer Modano truly is. Whether it be 2000, 2011, or 2021 - if he plays on a third line and gets power play time he is going to knock one in - he's just that confident against us. I unfortunately guarantee it.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 11:56 AM

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I am pretty sure he plays next game. What he brings differently to the table, I do not quite know. A shakeup is necessary though.
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